YouTube Tuesday ~ Your Brain Hallucinates your Conscious Reality ~ Anil Seth

Last week I told you that I discovered TED Talks more fully. I often play one of their playlists and listen to talks about any given topic that takes my fancy when I cook or when I do the dishes.

Some are rather boring and I just skip them but a lot of them have made me ponder the world around me in a different way and certainly made me think: I didn’t know that!

Today’s video is one that has just reinforced a thought I am following since a while: reality is not as set in stone as society wants me to believe. There is a lot we do not know (yet) and a lot seems just to be made up… by whoever.

You just need to ask a police officer who has to find out about an incident and talks to witnesses. One incident but every one of the witnesses has witnessed it in a different way. So what is reality?

I doubt I will answer this question but I can give you some thoughts on how our brain “creates” our reality with this video:

Video via TED Talks YouTube channel

May I invite you to share your favourite YouTube video too?

No matter what language, topic or style ~

write a post and share it here for me to visit your blog.

Can’t wait to find out more!

Something to read about Consciousness:

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

Blurb on Wordery

In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, as always, incorporating Sacks’ rich historical and personal context.

Advances in neuroscience have revolutionized our ability to visualize the brain in action. For the first time we are able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world’s thinkers since the eighteenth century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness. In The River of Consciousness, Sacks will examine questions of memory, time, and consciousness.

Fellow bloggers wrote about Consciousness:

Jon Rappoport on NoMoreFakeNews.com: The brain vs. consciousness

Lou at Zen Flash: The Nature of Consciousness has a cinematographic nature

 

 

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7 Replies to “YouTube Tuesday ~ Your Brain Hallucinates your Conscious Reality ~ Anil Seth”

  1. I LOVE TED TALKS!!
    I can’t believe that I just happened upon them via public radio. I feel like I’ve been missing something integral to my personal and emotion growth not having been aware sooner. Thanks for the video link?

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